My kids are off adventuring this weekend. I'm living vicariously through them. That's my right as their mother, isn't it?
The oldest and his love are in San Diego... yesterday they caught a glimpse of a migrating grey whale while kayaking!
The other two are off caving, separately. One in Austin and one a bit west of here.
A portion of my book takes place in a cave, so I asked them to take notes and photos for me, and they graciously agreed. (I had plans to go caving myself last weekend as research, but didn't make it because of my birthday party. No regrets!)
I love, love, LOVE it that these babies of mine love exploring and experiencing the wonders of this world, even though it keeps me on my knees praying in hyper-drive.
On another note, is it just me turning a year older or has time suddenly shifted into a higher gear? This past week has gone by in a blur. My head is spinning and I've trouble keeping track of what day it is, much less my email!
But I managed to keep track of my Sweet!s, and here they are...
Saturday: being totally blown away and humbled by the generosity of your friends and family; a friend's beautiful paintings in person; sweet friends' faces you didn't expect to see
Sunday: Mass with your husband and son; the greening of a vineyard; fresh brick oven pizza; enjoying the last episode of season one of The Game of Thrones with 2/3 of your kids; finally getting a chance to play with your new Mac computer
Monday: new computer technology (amazing!); butterflies and dragonflies; friends who find you things they know you'll love at garage sales
Tuesday: high school theater classes; getting paid to watch the movie "Gandhi"; evening sunlight turning weeds into art
(the fish that swallowed Gepetto in Pinocchio - the artist is the girl on the left)
Wednesday:; finishing a good book; being able to help your baby; photography workshops; the frogs' midnight chorus welcoming you
Thursday: watching the night sky turn into a cloudless sunrise; a fourth-grader's definition of happiness; teaching adverbs to fourth-graders
Friday: sleeping in; a day off to play with your new computer; new running shoes, long overdue and half off the regular price; sharing a quesadilla and a movie at home with your sweetie; your dogs not dragging the dead armadillo up onto the porch
Saturday: a wiggly, grinning puppy, first thing in the morning; dragonflies filling the air; pink cactus blossoms; your kids doing research for your book for you, and calling to let you know they're okay
Um, did you notice the 'dead armadillo' thing up there? I spared you the photo I took of it (it's a sickness, I tell you, taking pics of everything!)
Tom and I discovered the poor deceased thing on our walk Friday afternoon. In fact, he almost stepped right on it.
We suspect our dogs had something to do with its death, but have no proof. If they're guilty of its demise, I'm sure they only did it to protect us from great harm.
I really am just grateful they didn't feel the need to deposit that nasty thing on the front porch as is their usual custom with dead animals. We're making progress!
Vultures have been partying around here, as you can imagine, soaring through the skies. Since I didn't post the armadillo's portrait, I'll leave you with the vulture's... I bet he added the dead armadillo to his sweet! list!
What were your sweet! moments of the week? Share!